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by Zé do Rock
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 17:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

REFORMAD Cuando yo taba viajand a ded en autopistas nederlandish, fa mucho temp, a veses yo keriba disir "Por favor para na próxima salidum", y yo no sabiba com é la palabra pra 'salidum'. Nederlandish é frecuentement alg entre inglish i deutsh, mas nese caso la dos linguas tene palabras totalmente ...
by Zé do Rock
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 20:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

ENGLISH I find it interesting that in no german city with more than half a million people people say 'ich' in their dialects. In Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Bremen one would say 'ik' in the dialect, in Dresden, Leepzsch (Leipzig), Frankford, Kölle one would say 'isch', in Sturgard and Minga 'i'. So ...
by Zé do Rock
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 22:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

REFORMIRT Interessant find ich, das in kaina doitshen statt mit mer als aina halben milion ainwonan man 'ich' sagte. In Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Bremen one wud say 'ik' in the dialect, in Dresden, Leepzsch (Leipzig), Frankford, Kölle one wud say 'isch', in Sturgard and Minga 'i'. Inton porkee diab...
by Zé do Rock
Wed 05 Sep 2018, 21:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

"Lerche" is larks and "Kirche" church, right? If someone said "Kirsche" to me, I'd think she or he was talking about cherries (or cherry-flavored drinks). PROGRESAL EUROPAN Ya, mi suppon ai nepoco pares laike dat... come 'mich' (mi) et 'misch' (melanger)... me pregunto cuantos pares na same gramati...
by Zé do Rock
Wed 05 Sep 2018, 08:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

The full pronunciations given on Wiktionary are: IPA (key): /dʊʁç/, /dʊɐ̯ç/ (standard) IPA (key): /dʊɐ̯x/, /dʊɪ̯ç/ (regionally) Note that in standard German, even the [ɐ̯] pronunciation takes [ç]! [dʊɐ̯x] is acceptable regionally though (not sure which regions). REFORMD I usualy heer /duiç/ in stan...
by Zé do Rock
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 08:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Salmoneus wrote:
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 00:20
Someone's probably mentioned this already, but Old English (Geman Kuh, etc), vs Old Irish (and modern Irish for that matter) .

These even come quite close together in Scotland - Scots coo vs Scottish Gaelic ...
REFORMADU

Im portugalian: cu = ass


ENGLISH

In portuguese: cu = ass
by Zé do Rock
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 08:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Aren't all :deu: words with a /x/ that is not syllable-final, loan words, unless their is a vowel-initial suffix? I would have never guessed :esp: <carajo> though, I would have guessed a West Slavic loan. Maybe a better way to say it than "syllable-final" would be "in the coda of a syllable", since...
by Zé do Rock
Mon 03 Sep 2018, 08:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

ENGLISH This doesnt have much to do with cognates, but has to do with international missunderstandings, maybe some of you dont know it... A bus stops and two Italian men get on. They seat themselves, and have an loud and animated conversation. The lady sitting behind them ignores their conversation...
by Zé do Rock
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 08:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

REFORMADO Esu no tene muitu a ver co cognatos, mas ten a ver co malcomprendidos internacional, talveis algunis no coness...: Ain buss helt an und zwai italiena staigen ain. Thay seet themselvs, and hav a loud and annimated conversation. Una dama ki es sentee atraz lis ignora la conversacion, ma son ...
by Zé do Rock
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 09:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

WORD SELECTION How should the europano word for 'in' be? First we have to check which words we have to disposition. Belorussian has a cyrillic ‚y‘, which has the sound /u/. Bulgarian has a cyrillic B, which corresponds to the europano V, ie with the sound /v/. But this word cant be considered, since...
by Zé do Rock
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 09:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Since this is quite a long message, i'll post first the message in progressive europan and in the next message in english. VORD SELECCION Wie soll das europano wort für ‚in‘ sain? First we have to check which words we have to disposition. Biélarusse a un ‚y‘ cyrillic, qui a la son /u/. El búlgaro ti...
by Zé do Rock
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 21:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I was new in Germany, had a job, and a lady told that a guy came with full 'carajo' down the street, and i asked myself what she ment with it, since she seemed to be a quite decent lady, and for me what she was saying was that the guy came with a "full penis" down the street. 'Carajo' is for me a p...
by Zé do Rock
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 08:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Possibly rude suggestion: Why not learn and promote an existing Western European styled language? There are already so many of them! For the sake of naturalism, Interlingua is perhaps the best. For the sake of simplicity, Lingua Franca Nova is none too shabby. And there is always Esperanto, if you ...
by Zé do Rock
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 09:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

REFORMIRT Ich bin kain muttasprachla, aba shon lange hir, und ich sag geldboitel, ich glaub auch die maisten mit denen ich zu tun hab. Brieftasche, portemonnaie, geldbörse ar uther normal werds for it. Le seul mo ke je ha jamai escutee etè briefbeutel, mesmo si il parese exister. Y no teno la sensac...
by Zé do Rock
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 23:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Stumbled across this one: :deu: Postbote - postman :lux: Bréifboîte - postbox It may not be immediately clear why this is a false friend. But in German, you could also say "Briefbote" and even though the word does not exist everyone would understand that "Postbote" is meant. So when I stumbled acro...
by Zé do Rock
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 21:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81209

Re: English Orthography Reform

Czech English? does Tess know you're cheating on her? :) I count on your discretion. must...not...laugh...or...blackmail... ČESK INGLIŠ Isnt blakmejliň forbidn in this forum? ENGLISH Isnt blackmailing forbidden in this forum? I'v seen many funny signs in my life, and i can live with them - mostly. ...
by Zé do Rock
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 20:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81209

Re: English Orthography Reform

Czech English? does Tess know you're cheating on her? :) ČEK ENGLISH Aj kount on your diskretion. ENGLISH I count on your discretion. Grítings from Babilon, in Čekia I knew a Czech once....they never misspelled "Greetings".[/quote] ČEK ENGLISH Aj know a few čechs too, at líst 2 of them would certai...
by Zé do Rock
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 23:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 820
Views: 81209

Re: English Orthography Reform

CZECH ENGLISH I know this subject doesnt belong to this thred, actually, but it was being discussd here, since i usually write geografical names as the local people call them. Now i'm cycling along the čech-german bordr, i need google maps all the time, and since google thinks i'm german, becaus i ...
by Zé do Rock
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 23:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75247

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I was new in Germany, had a job, and a lady told that a guy came with full 'carajo' down the street, and i asked myself what she ment with it, since she seemed to be a quite decent lady, and for me what she was saying was that the guy came with a "full penis" down the street. 'Carajo' is for me a pe...
by Zé do Rock
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 06:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

^Affixes. Theoretically, one can have such a conlang with AB components, whereby A and B are 2 different sets of phonemes. AB is 1 root word. This is (AB) B could be another root word that can take affixes, like A, E, I, O or U, so one can get (A)(B). (AB) is not the same as (A)(B). EUROPAN Dat can...